People's Choice Film Awards Nomination List Released
The NAMA DESAC People's Choice Film Awards nomination list has been released, and the excitement among film enthusiasts and industry professionals in Zambia is palpable. The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on April 8th, 2023, at the Kenneth Kaunda Conference Hall in Lusaka, Zambia, and is expected to be an unforgettable night celebrating the best and brightest in the film industry.
The guest of honor for the event will be Hon. Elvis Nkandu, Minister of Youth Sport and Art, along with Permanent Secretaries Chama Fumba and Kangwa Chileshe. The event promises to be a celebration of exceptional creativity, skill, and storytelling from nominees across various genres, including short films, thrillers, and dramas.
In an interview with Ice Morgan, a renowned Zambian filmmaker, he stressed the importance of this event and how it will inspire more filmmakers to rise up to the challenge, much like their Nigerian counterparts have done in the past. He also reiterated the need for local producers to embrace Video On Demand Platforms as opposed to traditional broadcasting television, which can only take in so much. Apart from the seven traditional award categories, there are also Best Short, Best Thriller, Best Drama, and the NAMA Presidential Award categories. These categories highlight the growth and diversity of the Zambian film industry, which has been steadily expanding over the years.
In addition to the awards ceremony, there will be live performances by some of Zambia's most renowned artists, adding to the excitement and entertainment of the night. The event promises to be a celebration of the exceptional talent and creativity of filmmakers and industry professionals in Zambia.
"The NAMA DESAC People's Choice Film Awards are an essential part of the film industry in Zambia, celebrating the exceptional talent and creativity of filmmakers and industry professionals," said a spokesperson for the event. "The nomination list is a testament to the incredible work being done in the Zambian film industry, and the awards ceremony promises to be a memorable night celebrating the best and brightest in the industry."
The release of the nomination list has generated significant buzz among the Zambian film community, with many eagerly anticipating the upcoming event. The People's Choice Film Awards category, in particular, has encouraged community engagement and involvement in the film industry, fostering a sense of belonging and ownership among the Zambian people.
The NAMA DESAC People's Choice Film Awards promise to be a celebration of the exceptional talent and creativity of the Zambian film industry. The nominees, performers, and guests alike are sure to enjoy a night of entertainment, inspiration, and recognition of their hard work and dedication to the industry.